(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and
out of the spotlight.)
Ronan Thompson’s mom Maya was taking her sons’ picture for Christmas cards in August 2010.
She noticed that one of her toddler’s eyes looked a little off. She took him to a few doctors and eventually got some very
bad news. He had stage-four neuroblastoma, a cancerous tumor that develops from nerve tissue. He died eight months later.
And all along the way, Maya Thompson has been blogging. She has a section
called “How to Live Like a Rockstar.” One of her tips is, “Please stop to enjoy the music in life. By blasting the music you
love, the loudest it will possibly go, while having an insane dance party with yourself or your kids. They will love you more